Players who have passed through waivers with nary a claim on them typically aren't the ones that are going to lead you to a World Series Championship, but that doesn't mean you can't find someone useful from the scrap heap.
If all goes to plan, it seems the only history Cubs fans will have to worry about is when their team will finally win a World Series at Wrigley Field.
In the news these days are Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post, Alex Rodriguez receiving a 211 game ban for use of PEDs, and Fabrice Tourre being found guilty of securities fraud in a New York courtroom. Read on to see if they have anything in common beyond the fact I'd like to write about them.
Football's status augurs well for the future international standing of America. This is because football teaches the significance of time management, the importance of teamwork and the imperative to cultivate mind and body.
Part of the fun of the game is watching a manager argue with an umpire who he feels made a bad call. It's exciting to see a manager thrown out of a ball game. It's one of the things that gets fans "up" in a game. With Instant Replay it becomes a much calmer, less exciting game.
The Brooklyn Cyclones, the Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets, will soon rededicate the Jackie Robinson/Pee Wee Reese statue recently defaced outside their ballpark on historic Coney Island.
Most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months. What to do? Try money -- moneyball, that is.
You will laugh at this prognostication now, but pull this article up in ten years, and I will be the Amazing Creskin and Nostradamus, on his better days: The NFL will be the No. 2 league in American sports. World football will rule.
On a 3-0 count with the bases empty Sunday night, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster tagged Alex Rodriguez in the back. In that same at-bat, Dempster threw a ball behind him. His message -- whatever it may have been -- was sent. Not long after, with New York trailing 6-3, A-Rod made his own statement, blasting a near 450-foot home run to dead center field, as if to say, "How do you like these apples?"
It has often been said that a Jewish boy has a better chance of owning a professional sports team than playing on one. But, lately I've been thinking about all the Jewish guys who at some point in their lives determined that they'd rather write and talk about their favorite sports than play them.
Over time, the Yankees will prevail, and that's important to us in a Bronx that has seen good days, and very bad ones. So yes, the Yankees matter.
With a practice this harmful, and the policy so clear, to really rid baseball of performance enhancing substances, shouldn't there be zero tolerance?
I'll leave it to the pundits to sort out, but there's definitely something wrong when the defense of the integrity of the game played and cherished by millions for over a century comes down to one man and his personal opinions on an individual player.
There was talk that Alex Rodriquez would get a "lifetime ban" from the game of baseball for taking performance-enhancing drugs. It was never going to ...
I am not endorsing athletes to use PEDs. What I am advocating for is keeping the specter of steroids in the background. If we don't, we may forget about a period in baseball history where we must second-guess whether a player's impressive statistics were the result of hard work or pure athleticism.
Although A-Rod faces the loss of enormous amounts of money, whatever is left of his reputation and his livelihood, this story is only somewhat about him. It is also a reminder of what a complete, and neverending mess MLB, led Bud Selig, has made of the steroids issue.